I’m a lawyer – there’s a secret code that store employees use to alert security to theft, the four camouflaged letters you’ll hear
A LAWYER has revealed the secret code used by beauty shop workers to alert security of a theft.
The veteran criminal defense attorney runs a TikTok account to share legal advice and tips with his followers.
Dod (@dodlaw), an 18-year attorney, warned thieves targeting Sephora.
A video recently posted by the San Diego-based attorney says the beauty company will “take the time to build a criminal case against you.”
Dod says, “If you’re one of those Sephora thieves and you’re in there and you hear one of the employees asking about Nora in a little microphone, don’t think they’re asking about Nora, the employee.
“They ask for NORA – need an officer immediately.
“You’re going to jail.”
The code word is intended to alert potential shoplifters to security without deterring them.
A Twitter user pointed out that Sephora employees themselves are not allowed to intervene in the case of suspected shoplifters.
“There really isn’t anything you can do about it other than call security,” they wrote.
A former store employee tweeted, “The guy I used to work for hired a loss prevention agent and started building repeat offender cases.”
Other stores have also deployed anti-theft systems, like this “friendly” robot that you probably didn’t know allegedly spying on shoppers.
A viewer of Dod’s video revealed the code word used by Kroger stores.
He said, “You say ‘Mr Cash’ at Fred Meyers and other Kroger places for loss prevention you can pack in plain clothes.”
Meanwhile, workers at another store are asking for a “camera pan in the XXXX department,” according to another commenter.
Some stores have technology that allows employees to remotely interrupt self-checkouts if they believe behavior is suspicious.